Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by LoneWolf76, Nov 25, 2006.
A panel lining on Cybertron Evac...
Looks better to me.
Huh. That looks a lot better than I thought it would, after reading the thread title. Nice job...looks Gundam-ish now. I've thought about doing that to Vector Prime and Primus...but I have yet to take them out of the boxes.
The robot form looks awesome! Not that the copter doesn't either
Wierd how Evac seems to be pretty underrated, I think he's one of the best Cybertron figures.
Primus looks good w/ panel lining but I have not done that. I have done Vector Prime, however. That makes him look so much better. The differences are so stark when holding him next to one that is non-lined.
I agree that Evac is one of the better figures to come out of Cybertron. That is saying something since, as a whole, the line rocked.
I've panel lined them both too... a while ago.
VP has many painted parts too, not only panel lining, so he does like more the anime counterpart.
I'll post some pictures later.
Looks cool , nice job1
Here's VP PL'ed
oooo i like that alot... that VP rocks out too... i have seen a primus grey washed and lined before... if i ever got another one and didnt trade it off i would so do that to him
Rule of thumb, EVERYTHING looks better panel-lined, you should see my Energon Dreadwing.
Good job, but IMO he looked better without it, it's too harsh
Apart from the face, he looks amazing, the face could do without the panel lines, as they run over his face a bit by the looks of it. Other wise amazing.
How much do the Panel Lining pens cost BTW?
Also, if you were to rub your finger over some lines, they wouldnt rub off would they?
The pen costs around 2-3 €. I used Staedtler Pigment Liner 0.1.
The lines are inside the furrows, so they won't rub off, except for the simple lining (i.e. Evac's feet).
I try to explain better. If there is a furrow like
Then the ink goes just inside the furrow and it won't rub off. You *have* to rub off the exceeding ink however.
If the panel is like that
Panel lining can be a good choice, but it will rub off almos completely with finger. You have to let it dry, and then it will be difficult to rub it off.
It does look really good, but I'm thinking it may be a bit too busy that way, I'm not sure. Not saying it's bad at all though.
can someone fill me in on this deal. it sounds like theres a pen that does this. can someone fill me in on what to buy what's this thing called and where can i get it. I have a michaels close by. any help would be appreciated thanks.
I use this:
0.1 and 0.05 are good.
There are some pen called "Gundam Marker", but is more expensive, and far less good than Staedtler's ones.
At Walmart you can get ultra fine paint pens in the crafts section that work well for panel lining. They're a little thick though.
Ordered mine from dickblick.com but there a little pricey there
I like panel lining my toys and customs and some people have said that the lines look busy or harsh and there is a reason for this. You have to pick your colors carefully for panel lining. I've made this same mistake before and still do.
On my Classics Sunstorm, I used brown panel lining instead of black. Black against orange is too much of a contrast and doesn't look realistic. (Orange/Yellow against black is actually the strongest contrast to humans, its why honeybees are yellow and black, its a warning... science lesson for another day)
So on Evac I would have used a darker blue for the blue parts, brown on the orange parts, and gray on the white parts. Then it wouldn't look as busy or harsh.
You did a good job panel lining, I just would have picked different colors.
Personally, I think the idea was good but poorly executed. You should have color matched rather than just use black.
I understand, but it's not easy to find good pen markers... it took me ages to find a good black.
I can't find other colors as good as that, Staedtler only produces red, blue and green, and only of 0.5mm and that is too much.
I need 0.1 or 0.05mm.
Else, I have to use inks, like I deed on the golden parts of Vector Prime (I'll post the pictures) or with an aerograph, which I don't have.
Don't use the markers then. Do it this way: Find the colors you like, thin them down, then use a tiny brush and go along the lines. You should just have to touch them to the lines and capillary action will take care of the rest. Once that has dried, take a cloth and dip it lightly in thinner, then gently wipe away the excess. Only the lines should be left over once you wipe away the excess. Again, you have to do it gently. You should get finer lines this way, it just takes more time and not as convienent as a marker.
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